Today I voted in the Texas primary elections.
When I signed in at the desk, I showed my ID and was handed a color coded popsicle stick which designated with an R on the left and and 3026 on the right. R stood for Republican and 3026 is my precinct.
While I was thrilled to take part in a right I hold dear, I am somewhat perplexed that in this modern age that we live in, we are using something like the popsicle stick to designate my party affiliation. When I asked the election judge why they had this procedure in place, he told me that since I did not have my voter registration card with me, they use popsicle sticks to ensure I vote in the right precinct and in the right party. He they told me that this is only done in the primaries.
Ah… the primaries. I suppose the primaries are of less importance than a real election.Though charmed with the popsicle stick, I must say that I would like to see the voting process in Bexar County be upgraded.
Maybe a scan of my registration, that prints out a label that is tied to a code generator.
It’s easy, free and would not use non sustainable materials like a popsicle stick.Your take?